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Artist
Jon Hopkins
ReleaseProduct
Music For Psychedelic Therapy
Label
Domino Recording Co
Catalogue Number
WIG458D
Release Date
November 12, 2021

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As sonically unique as Music for Psychedelic Therapy feels in the discography of Jon Hopkins, there is still a kinship to be felt between it and the celebrated producer’s two previous albums, 2013’s Immunity and 2018’s Singularity. Hopkins’ last work turned his increasing interest in pantheistic psychedelic experiences into a fine-tuned musical odyssey, and it’s from here that Music for Psychedelic Therapy provides the masterfully executed next step.

Hopkins creates electronic music much larger than the sum of its parts; chiming bells and breathtaking vistas of synthesised and organic sound swirl and smear into a dense, lush biome of pure feeling, more strongly nodding toward new age healing music than the clubbier environs of yore this time around. Listeners of Hopkins’ earlier material may have drawn comparisons to Daniel Avery, Nils Frahm, and perhaps a little of the ambient side of Aphex Twin, however Music for Psychedelic Therapy sees Hopkins travel more toward the direction of Laraaji and Brian Eno. Certain percussive elements of Hopkins’ past work are stripped away to reveal a work buoyed by an amniotic, endless fluidity, occasionally presented in natural terms. Aspects of the majestic three-part ‘Tayos Caves, Ecuador’ are expertly untouched, allowing water droplets to freely cascade from stalactites, and joining in with synth pad drones only when necessary.

It’s another outstanding release from a master of his craft — and here Hopkins lets the raw material speak for itself.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Welcome Jon Hopkins & 7RAYS 6:22 Buy
  2. 2 Tayos Caves, Ecuador i Jon Hopkins 6:15 Buy

    Tayos Caves, Ecuador i

  3. 3 Tayos Caves, Ecuador ii Jon Hopkins 5:07 Buy

    Tayos Caves, Ecuador ii

  4. 4 Tayos Caves, Ecuador iii Jon Hopkins 7:39 Buy

    Tayos Caves, Ecuador iii

  5. 5 Love Flows Over Us In Prismatic Waves Jon Hopkins 6:52 Buy

    Love Flows Over Us In Prismatic Waves

  6. 6 Deep In The Glowing Heart Jon Hopkins 8:51 Buy

    Deep In The Glowing Heart

  7. 7 Ascending, Dawn Sky Jon Hopkins & 7RAYS 9:22 Buy

    Ascending, Dawn Sky

  8. 8 Arriving Jon Hopkins & 7RAYS 4:35 Buy
  9. 9 Sit Around The Fire Jon Hopkins, Ram Dass & East Forest 8:22 Buy

    Sit Around The Fire

Track List

  1. Welcome
  2. Tayos Caves, Ecuador i
  3. Tayos Caves, Ecuador ii
  4. Tayos Caves, Ecuador iii
  5. Love Flows Over Us in Prismatic Waves
  6. Deep In The Glowing Heart
  7. Ascending, Dawn Sky
  8. Arriving
  9. Sit Around The Fire (with Ram Dass, East Forest)

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